Research and Enterprise Officer

City, University of London - Cass Business School

Background

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

Cass Business School, an integral part of City, University of London, is one of the UK’s leading Business Schools. It is also among the global elite of business schools in Europe that hold the gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation. Our Faculties of Actuarial Science and Insurance, Management and Finance at Cass produce an immense variety of high quality research: According to HEFCE 84% of our research is deemed to be ‘outstanding or world class’. Cass’s strategy recognises the dynamic interplay between teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities. Our community, formed of students, staff, alumni, business and third sector partners, is what makes us extraordinary.

The Cass Research and Enterprise team exists to support researchers and academic staff in pursuing opportunities for funding, develop Knowledge Exchange (KE) activities including consultancy, contract research and Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects (KTP), realising Impact and supporting the school’s REF2021 strategy.

Responsibilities

To support Cass’s Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise, Business Development Manager and Research Development Manager in the ongoing development and implementation of their portfolios. This includes supporting the preparations for research assessment exercises (e.g. REF 2021 and beyond) and other internal and external assessments, audits and inspections including the ARQM and any practice runs for forthcoming REF exercises. This may include preparation for and minuting of the Research and Enterprise Committee and other meetings, monitoring of project budgets, preparing invoices, payments, compiling electronic files of documentation and supporting set up of events.

Person Specification

The successful candidate should have experience of developing and delivering agreed plans and objectives and have strong organisation skills. They should have the ability to proactively plan and implement programmes of work to meet agreed priorities. They should also have a good knowledge of how universities operate, particularly with respect to research and enterprise activities. For a complete list of please refer to the job description.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on 30 September 2017

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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